Phedely Ariste is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the Advocacy Group. His practice focuses on civil litigation, medical defence, administrative law, health law and professional liability.
Phedely received his law degree from the University of Ottawa, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his degree in the dual Juris Doctor and Political Science program.
Throughout his studies, Phedely held a number of positions, including working as an intern for a full-service community legal clinic in Cape Town, South Africa; a senior editor of the Ottawa Law Review; a teaching assistant in both constitutional law and alternative dispute resolution; and a research assistant to the vice-dean, whose research focused on public law and administrative law.
Phedely also has proven experience in the political and public policy arena. His background includes working for the Independent Senators Group, where he drafted legislative briefing notes for senators, performed strategic review of various bills and reports tabled before Parliament and advised on a range of issues.
While in law school, Phedely was a member of the Dean’s Honour List and competed in the Charles Rousseau Moot Court Competition in Public International Law in France. In 2019, Phedely was the graduating recipient of the Common Law Section Dean’s Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the law school community.
Phedely is an active member of the Ottawa community and remains involved in various student mentorship programs. In recent years, he has volunteered with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and several local not-for-profit organizations.
Phedely is fluently bilingual in English and French and serves clients in both languages.